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Brewery Flooring Solutions in Newington, NH

New­ing­ton is a unique place. Locat­ed right near the New Hamp­shire sea­coast, it’s both an eco­nom­ic pow­er­house (with large com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al sec­tors) and a quaint, his­toric des­ti­na­tion. Sim­i­lar to the town it lives in, Stone­face Brew­ing also offers a unique dual­i­ty: a cut­ting-edge brew­house that sup­plies a large vol­ume of brews to retail shops, restau­rants, and bars through­out New Eng­land, and a warm, invit­ing tast­ing room and restaurant.

Our floor­ing divi­sion, Kaloutas’s Indus­tri­al Floor­ing, recent­ly had the plea­sure of serv­ing Stone­face Brew­ing, pro­vid­ing floor­ing solu­tions that meet both their func­tion­al and aes­thet­ic needs.

What to Know About Brew­ery Floor Solutions

Installing a Ure­thane Cement Sys­tem for the Brew­house Floor

The brewhouse/​tank area may be where the mag­ic hap­pens in a brew­ery, but this mag­ic puts a tremen­dous strain on your con­crete floor. Beyond the wear, tear, and impact inflict­ed by foot traf­fic, machin­ery, and kegs, there are three oth­er key considerations:

  • Ther­mal shock — Hot water wash­es and the result­ing ther­mal shock can weak­en even the most durable of floors over time, caus­ing con­ven­tion­al epoxy sys­tems to even­tu­al­ly flake.
  • Chem­i­cal expo­sure — Sim­i­lar to ther­mal shock, the use of strong chem­i­cals and clean­ing agents needs to be antic­i­pat­ed before the best floor sys­tem can be chosen.
  • Dan­gers of slick floor­ing — The risk of slips and falls should be min­i­mized in any way pos­si­ble, espe­cial­ly in envi­ron­ments that are con­tin­u­ous­ly wet.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the own­ers of Stone­face Brew­ing, we decid­ed that the very best con­crete solu­tion for their brewhouse/​tank area would be a Dur-A-Flex Poly­crete sys­tem with aggre­gate (Ure­thane Cement). Not only would the ure­thane stand up to ther­mal shock and chem­i­cal expo­sure, but the aggre­gate would also pro­vide that extra trac­tion need­ed to reduce the risk of a wet, and often slick, floor.

This process included:

  • Sur­face Prepa­ra­tion — Our spe­cial­ized indus­tri­al floor­ing team knows the val­ue of prepa­ra­tion, and that these ini­tial steps will guar­an­tee the longevi­ty and per­for­mance of the sys­tem as a whole. In this case, we used dia­mond grinders and shot blasters to cre­ate the prop­er pro­file and a recep­tive sur­face for the ure­thane cement system.
  • Appli­ca­tion — With the cement ful­ly pre­pared, we applied the Dur-A-Flex Poly­crete urethane.
  • We installed Dur-A-Flex Poly­crete MDB Ure­thane Mor­tar) at ¼.

Would you like more infor­ma­tion about ure­thane cement? This short video pro­vides a clos­er look at the process and benefits.

The Brew­house Tast­ing Room Floor — Where Style Meets Function

The Stone­face Brew­ery tast­ing room offers an invit­ing, indus­tri­al vibe, act­ing as a more com­fort­able exten­sion of the pro­duc­tion going on in the brew­ery area.

Our clients had these spe­cif­ic goals in mind as we devel­oped our strategy:

  • Sup­port the indus­tri­al aes­thet­ic of the facil­i­ty, match­ing the exist­ing décor and furnishings
  • Be low-main­te­nance and durable
  • Have a slight sheen, and be dust-free
  • To meet the tight dead­line for opening

We decid­ed to use Pro­tec­tive Indus­tri­al Poly­mers’ Water Based 1200 Clear Epoxy. It was the ide­al solu­tion, cre­at­ing a dust-free, durable, attrac­tive fin­ish that we knew would per­form well.

As an added ben­e­fit, this epoxy floor sys­tem also elim­i­nat­ed the need to test for vapor trans­mis­sion through the con­crete slab. It’s breath­able, allow­ing vapor trans­mis­sion to nat­u­ral­ly occur.

Stop By for a Local Brew!

The floor­ing work was com­plet­ed on time and to our client’s exact spec­i­fi­ca­tions (in fact, we met the final dead­line for open­ing by work­ing through the night!). And, we are hap­py to report that after months of con­tin­ued use, the floor sys­tems in both the brew­ing and tast­ing areas are per­form­ing exact­ly as we anticipated.

If you have ques­tions about your own brew­ery floor­ing needs, we hope you’ll con­tact us at Kaloutas and Kaloutas’s Indus­tri­al Floor­ing divi­sion. It would be our plea­sure to serve you, pro­vid­ing the ser­vices you need to per­fect­ly achieve your func­tion­al and aes­thet­ic goals.

Kaloutas is an ide­al ven­dor for these needs:

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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